Is it okay to negotiate with terrorists? 51 replies

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Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#1 13 years ago

Simple question: Is it okay to negotiate with terrorists?

Personally I don't believe it is, I think that when you start bowing to their demands and negotiating with them about things it sends a message that terrorism works and from the point on whenever some annoying little rat with a lot of want and limited morals decides he wants something you're going to have a few hundred people blown across the roads.

But what do you think?




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#2 13 years ago

Yes, if and only if they provide us good intelligence on other terrorists plans and activities or terrorists members. If a terrorists decides to be a rat and rats out some of his buddies and gets them put in jail, he should get a reduced sentence.




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#3 13 years ago

No. They are the scum of humanity, going off blowing them selfes up and killing hundreds of innocent people. Now if they are captured or surrender to us then I would be ok with that, since they don't want to fight any more.




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#4 13 years ago
Pethegreatâ„¢No. They are the scum of humanity, going off blowing them selfes up and killing hundreds of innocent people. Now if they are captured or surrender to us then I would be ok with that, since they don't want to fight any more.

Do you think before you post? Terrorists can be used to gain information from. If they are willing to provide this information, why not negotiate their prison sentence? In the end, it is better for us, not worse. We are potentially taking out more terrorists then if we would if we had not negotiated with the terrorist.




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#5 13 years ago

You can interrogate people without having to give them lower jail sentences and negotiate with them.




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#6 13 years ago
NemmerleYou can interrogate people without having to give them lower jail sentences and negotiate with them.

Yes, but you can't torture terrorists legally, so reducing their sentence time might give them a reason to give you information. If the information they provide is accurate, and helps authorities arrest certain individuals or foil a terrorist plot, I see no reason why we shouldn't lower their sentence.




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#7 13 years ago

It's the responsibility of your government to hear out all possible alternatives, so it's fine to negotiate.




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#8 13 years ago

It depends on the situation, if the terrorists is holding hostages for example you should never give after to thier demands. But if a captured terrorist wants to rat out Bin Laden to get shortend sentence, why not?

Voted No.




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#9 13 years ago
X-CYes, but you can't torture terrorists legally, so reducing their sentence time might give them a reason to give you information. If the information they provide is accurate, and helps authorities arrest certain individuals or foil a terrorist plot, I see no reason why we shouldn't lower their sentence.

Oh we wouldn't want to do anything against the law now would we?.. Like invading Iraq, that sort of thing... The law is only the law until it is changed, for instance the last I heard we had a law that evidence obtained via torture could be used as long as it was not obtained via British agents. The reason we shouldn't lower their sentence is that if we do so it means that they might get out of imprisonment at some point. You really want this sort of filth walking around?




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#10 13 years ago

You have to treat each instance individually. If their demands are reasonable and achievable, then yes negotiate. Neither side gets anywhere through constant violence. Eventually the problem grows so out of control, that eventually there will have to be some give and take. For example, you won't see the Sinn Fein bosses brought before trial, as long as there is peace. This is despite the fact that we all know they were the ones handing out the death warrants, and by extention *should* be treated as criminals.